Monday, October 16, 2006

Crying Game Update

A brief update on misc: Bari is still MIA; JL is feeling somewhat better after the wreck (due to Rx 800mg Ibuprophin); Arlene's memorial service was on Saturday; Rob's (our good friend/the best man at our wedding) mother has been given a couple months to succumb to her recently diagnosed ovarian cancer- Rob died May 2005 of pancreatic cancer; my brother's girlfriend of 8 years ran away (packed her belongings while he was away on business-they did NOT want marriage); Jace's eye is much better although the vet believes he will have diminished site; my Epstein Barr is kicking it in this week - wha, wha, wha, wha, wha.

Notable (MY RANT): most people keeping illness/cancer blogs do not state symptoms (of course, doing so can cause others to become a hypocondriac): Rob began having leg pain December 2005. After a week, the leg cramp pain forced him to the emergency room. After being told that he had deep vein thrombosis, being provided appropriate medication, seeing numerous physicians weeks thereafter, ending with using a wheel chair in January, he was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer on February 14, 2005 and died on May 11, 2005. He subjected himself to palliative chemotherapy and radiation. He also never walked again from December, 04 until his death. He never pursued alternative care or specialty cancer hospital. In fact, he and his family did not contact hospice. I called hospice in his area and requested they call him. He avoided them for about a month then responded to their original call. His mother, thank goodness, has requested hospice for her illness. Sometimes I wonder if people hear "rape children" instead of "call hospice." Why are we so anti-drug and anti-family support when it comes to death?
Another note: I think most cancer is a virus. Arlene had a cat die of cancer one year previous to her diagnosis. Now Rob's mother (he was taking care of her at the time of his diagnosis) has terminal cancer. What do you think???

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